Far Cry 4 confirmed for Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4, and PC

Ubisoft officially confirms next entry in action series, launching November 18 and set in the Himalayas.

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As part of Ubisoft's earnings report today for the year ended March 31, the French publisher officially confirmed Far Cry 4, the next entry in the action series. It's not much of a surprise, as Ubisoft told GameSpot last year at E3 2013 that a follow-up to Far Cry 3 was a sure-thing based on the sales of that game.

"The year's performance will be led by five games--Assassin’s Creed Unity, Far Cry 4, Just Dance, The Crew, and Watch Dogs," Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot said in a statement. "Watch Dogs' pre-orders are at record levels and it is perfectly positioned to become the industry’s most successful new IP in history."

Far Cry 4 is coming to Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PC on November 18. Today's confirmation of Far Cry 4 comes after a flurry of leaks. Here's how Ubisoft sets up the story for Far Cry 4:

"In Far Cry 4, players find themselves in Kyrat, a breathtaking, perilous and wild region of the Himalayas struggling under the regime of a despotic self-appointed king. Using a vast array of weapons, vehicles, and animals, players will write their own story across an exotic open-world landscape."

"Following the success of Far Cry 3, we wanted to take the franchise to the next level and create a game that will surprise players and exceed fans' expectations," executive producer Dan Hay said in a statement. "Given the unique setting, we feel Far Cry 4 will stand out as a top first-person shooter and we're eager to reveal more about the game in the coming months."

If you preorder Far Cry 4, you'll receive a limited edition version of the game that includes Hurk's Redemption, a three-part single-player mission pack featuring the character Hurk from Far Cry 3. You'll also receive Hurk's main weapon, the harpoon gun called The Impaler, if you preorder.

More information about Far Cry 4 will be shared during Ubisoft's E3 2014 briefing next month, to be held Monday June 9 at 3 p.m. PDT.

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nhwilber

FarCry issues to fix: 1) create a reason to use anything but silenced guns - which is only 25% of your arsenal. 2) don't make all relevant gameplay end once 18 strongholds are cleared.


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eternal_napalm

Yeah I'm sick of the catering to last generation as well. I uderstand why it happens, but it no doubt impacts next gen quality

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kereke12

<< LINK REMOVED >> Because not a lot of people can afford next-gen

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HipHopBeats

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >>I think a lot of people can actually afford next gen consoles. The fact is, there isn't really any reason to buy one at this point.

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FretsOfDeath

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> that's my exact reason on not getting one yet. I don't feel the need to when all the new games are still coming to he consoles I already have. sure I'd much rather play them on a next gen console for improved graphics, but the difference between paying $60 for a game on PS3 and $60 for that game plus another $500 or more a new system....I'll take the last gen game

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HipHopBeats

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >>Only if those 'next gen' only titles were actually worth buying a new console for. Second Son? Titanfall? Next gen would need better titles than that to convince more people to switch over.

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Stebsis

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> And wouldn't next gen only titles give much more reason to buy next gen consoles?

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Stebsis

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> That shouldn't stand in the way of progress. If you can't afford PC or next gen that's fine, but don't hold others back

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kereke12

No Wii U version...So much for support Ubisoft is doing for Nintendo

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lorider25

What!! No WiiU version-?!?!


*snicker*

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equanox214

Gah, for the love of god ditch last gen already. At this point there was literally no point to early adopt and i can only assume it hinders the final product

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HipHopBeats

<< LINK REMOVED >> So anyone with a last gen console should miss out because you chose to go next gen? How does that hinder the final product? It sure as hell doesn't stop them from cutting content to resell for season passes.

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Stebsis

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Yes, people who haven't bought next gen should miss out until they upgrade. By your logic we should still make PS2 games because some people might not have bought PS3 or 360. If you don't want to upgrade that's fine, but it shouldn't stand in the way of progress.

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FretsOfDeath

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> I don't even have a next gen console yet but it still bothers me seeing games comng out on consoles I already have. the limitations of the game can be pushed so much farther on next gen consoles, and the fact that they keep limiting the potential of games makes me feel like the next gen consoles are pointless. if anything devs should be pushing to have more of their games exclusive to next gen, give us a reason want to experience the games on a new level.

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wezkilla

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> lol at 1080p we have yet to see a triple A titles at 1080p let alone 60 fps

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HipHopBeats

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >>True but if they had all the time in the world to work on Far Cry 4 before making an announcement, why wouldn't these things already be implemented for next gen consoles? I still don't see how last gen ports hinder next gen gaming.


Most people like myself are still waiting for reasons to buy PS4 or X1. It all comes down to worthwhile exclusives. Not which port has the best version of a multiplatform game. PC will always win that battle.

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Stebsis

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> More stuff can happen on the screen at the same time, physics based things, scope of the whole game, AI, a lot of smaller details, levels etc. can be affected by hardware and if game is designed around some of these things it could seriously hinder the gameplay experience in many ways. It's not just as simple as downscaling graphics.

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HipHopBeats

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Please explain to me how devs still supporting last gen is standing in the way of progress? Unless you're on PC with mods, console gamers, last gen and current are playing the same freaking game, lol. Next gen is just better graphics and 1080p bullshit.

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Piris

hows bout that wii u version... eh, I'll just pick it up on xbox

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HipHopBeats

Lol! Not even a game trailer and already Ubi is talking about pre order bonuses. Price drops are the way to go nowadays when it comes to gaming.

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SaintRasmus

This game has "delayed to Q1 2015" written all over it.

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Billzihang

Let's hope it isn't gimped for the sake of last gen.

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metgear2000

<< LINK REMOVED >> yeah lets hope. Last gen has been holding back a lot of games.

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Sweetbackhair

I really enjoyed FC3, so this will be a buy for me!

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metgear2000

<< LINK REMOVED >> Far Cry 3 was awesome. Let's hope they can keep it up.

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HipHopBeats

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >>I enjoyed Blood Dragon more

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wristbreaker

my wallet is now crying.... Batman, Dragon Age, Watchdogs, Alien: Isolation, Kingdom Hearts 3, Kingdom Come....

Murdered, H1Z1(although this one is f2p), FF15...

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Gallowhand

<< LINK REMOVED >> - I know how you feel. My purse is bleeding money at the moment, and it's only going to get worse towards the end of the year. :/

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HipHopBeats

<< LINK REMOVED >> If you wait for price drops or GOTY collections, your wallet wouldn't feel so bad.

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Rtzon

<< LINK REMOVED >> Batman first for me, others can wait a little bit.

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FroMcJoe

Now if they could only make it like Far Cry 2 but actually polished....

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Stinger78

<< LINK REMOVED >> I preferred the game Crytek made after Far Cry, though I also like what Ubisoft did for Far Cry 3. This image, however, looks too much like Saints Row.

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StonerDemon

Great! A new Far Dog Creed game, can't wait to play it.

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CptMorgan21

<< LINK REMOVED >> I hate when people criticize sequels. They are still good games. If you don't want to play them, that's your right. Game company's will continue this trend because of the financial state of the industry. If people spent more money on new IP's then maybe things would change. Nintendo is the biggest abuser of this and everyone gives them a pass. I already know whats coming out on their unannounced console. 3D Mario, 2D Mario, new Zelda, Mario Kart, Metroid, 2D Donkey Kong, Smash Brothers, and maybe if we are lucky Pikmin 4

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CptMorgan21

<< LINK REMOVED >> What games do you want to play? Plus watch dogs isn't even out yet.

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MrSutnak

this will be my new wallpaper

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djpetitte

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you like the flamer in the purple suit. that says a lot about you

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bluebird08

Developers always complained that the PS3 and 360 were holding them back. but look what's happening, they are still holding on to them.

This game should be PS4, Xbox one and PC only.

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eternal_napalm

<< LINK REMOVED >> Indeed.

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DeusGladiorum

<< LINK REMOVED >> What Kunakai said

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Kunakai

<< LINK REMOVED >> Unfortunately developers and publisher have misaligned goals, one hand wants to make awesome games while the other wants to make awesome money.

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SaintRasmus

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> So developers dont want to make money to finance there next game or pay there staff ?